If a Drunk Driver Caused My Car Accident in Atlanta, What Could I Say or Do That Would Harm My Injury Claim?

There are, unfortunately, a number of different things that someone can do or say that might jeopardize the integrity of a car accident injury claim after being involved in a drunk driver accident. You’re not expected to already know these things which is why securing the services of a lawyer can aid your case.

If the driver who caused the crash was arrested for a DUI and held criminally responsible for the accident, then it is vital that you contact an Atlanta auto wreck attorney who has experience in handling a DUI case in an injury claim. 

Any of the following could negatively impact your chances of a favorable settlement or judgment for your car accident injury claim: 

  • lying about previous injuries;
  • refusing medical treatment or saying that you are not injured;
  • not following your doctor’s instructions;
  • missing doctor’s appointments;
  • providing the insurance company with a recorded statement;
  • hiring a lawyer who guarantees you a certain recovery;
  • posting pictures or comments about your case on your social media site;
  • not pursuing additional avenues of compensation; and
  • trying to handle your DUI injury claim without an attorney.

Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. For more information on how to protect your car accident injury claim after a drunk driver accident, speak with an Atlanta auto wreck attorney who will treat you with compassion and respect and meet with you in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation about the specific facts of your case. You deserve representation that will work with you, for you, and fight for the compensation you need and deserve. 

Contact an Atlanta Auto Wreck Attorney about Your DUI Injury Claim 

After a serious drunk driver accident, you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!

The personal injury lawyers at Shane Smith Law are lawyers that get it; we know the frustration our clients are experiencing when dealing with insurance companies. 

Many of our clients don’t know how to hire a lawyer, so we offer 2 FREE guides, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? and 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Our guides contain valuable information about how to defend your car accident injury claim and how an attorney can help. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – (980) 246-2656

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